Mac Hardware Upgrades

Improve Your Apple Computer's Performance


Don't Forget - Your Mac Memory

You don't have to be a computer geek to know: Size Matters. And when it comes to elbow-room for your Mac's CPU to exercise it's brains with - more memory (aka RAM) is better. Alot of Apple users don't fully grok the difference between thier Chip Memory and thier Hard Drive storage. The simplest analogy is Chips are space for the computer's Brain, your Mac's hard drive is the Filing Cabinet to permanently store most everything else.
     
DDR3 Memory - Recent Macs DDR2 Memory - Older MacsMacintosh Pro Memory DIMMS
* Small DDR3 SO-Dimms

Mac mini - iMac - MacBook
* Small DDR2 SO-Dimms

2007-2009 Era Macs
* Mac Pro Towers

CL-5 Error Correcting

* - These are just examples of Apple memory TYPES. It's CRITICAL you RESEARCH the EXACT size, pins, modules and speeds and voltages of Mac memory upgrades to insure proper operation. Apple System Profiler and your Mac's Usage Guide will help identify the correct RAM modules needed.

With OSX Leopard and Lion, we recommend 4GB minimum for smooth performance. Mac's which ship with only 2GB are typically sluggish when running more than 2 apps at a time.

Need For Speed - A Solid-State Mac SSD Drive

If your Mac didn't come with one, you want to upgrade to a flash memory hard drive - a Solid-State SSD - bad. Really Bad. Because nothing, nothing will transform the speed and performance like a SSD for MacBook or Desktop Macintosh. Standard equipment on a MacBook AIR, or Build-To-Order on other Mac models - SSD drives are your best hardware upgrade option. A DIY SSD upgrade is easier than ever on many of the more recent Mac models.
         
Peak Performance SSDBest Value SSD3.5" Sold-State Drive
OCZ's Fastest Ever

SATA III Interface
3rd Generation Drive

Intel 320 Series
Full-Size SSD Drive

For iMac & Mac Pro

Explore this linked page for some of the fastest drives for Mac - as well as SATA hard drive enclosures, docks and cases for transferring your OSX System, Applications and Documents prior to your drive swap.

Must-Have OSX Software Upgrades

"Software Makes The Hardware" - Keeping your OSX operating system and key Apple applications absolutely current are fantastic upgrades that doesn't require a screwdriver to take your Mac experience to the next level of features, performance and bug-free stability.      
Current Snow Lepoard OSX Lion UpgradeLatest iLfe Suite
OSX Single & Family Pack

Version 10.6.3
Mac OS X Lion Latest Apple Bundle

iLife ii Upgrade